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? >> yes, i would. >> seats 1 and 36789 thank you, mr. mauroff and we have william walker. >> i'm sorry, that is mr. hogan. sorry about that. >> seats 1 and 36789 >> hello. i live about six blocks from balboa park and homeowner and have been in the neighborhood for about six years. we formed a group of neighborhoods called the friends of balboa park playground. a lost family families with kids in the neighborhood that resulted in about a million mrs. dollars of renovations to balboa park. the playground, the skatepark and other improvements that have benefited our community. on behalf of the neighborhood and a homeowner and someone really interested in improving our community and making sure it meets everybody's needs. i have been involved on a social service level boys and girls club and have built partnerships to get things down and would love to use that experience. just our commitment to the neighborhood and community to serve balboa park. >> thank you, mr. mauroff, you applied om for seat 3, would you like to amend that? >> i thought seat 3 was the most approximate. >> we hea
representing the bic. so, commissioner walker may have some more to add to this. but it was my understanding that the commission -- commissioner walker was the president of the commission at the time. she obtained authority from the bic. i don't know if it was formal or it was just the consensus, that she would take the helm in terms of a director search. she worked with i believe three other department heads within the city, the director of public works, the chief administrative officer, and i believe the general manager of the puc. >> controller. >> yes, it was the same person. >> same person, different position, yes. >> so, president walker worked with those three city staff to develop the protocols, the search process. i think you hired or worked with a search firm. sent out solicitations, received qualifications and applications from candidates. and then i believe that group narrowed the field down to half a dozen potential candidates. at that point the building inspection commission met in closed session and interviewed each of the candidates from this narrowed field. the interviews we
. >> commissioner mccarthy? >> here. >> commissioner walker. >> here. >> commissioner mccray is expected and commissioner mel gar is excused. we have a quorum and the next item is item b, the oath. will all parties giving testimony today please stand and raise your right hand? do you swear that the testimony you are about to give is the truth to the best of your knowledge? you may be seated. >> thank you. * >> all commissioners in favor? >> aye. >> any opposed? the minutes are approved. item d, continued appeals, case no. 675 2, 17 43 12th avenue. appellant, 17 43 12th avenue, san francisco, california. action requested by appellant to reverse the order of abatement. for the record, commissioner mccray is present. >> good morning. >> for opponent dubrovsky. i'm reporting that since the last meeting we had a survey done in order to assess the topography that had changed at the next property, at the wong's property. that survey has been done and the plans are being drawn up. the new plans, in order to reflect what the new topography is on the neighboring property. and we have our engineer
, we're going to stay on top of that. >> commissioner walker? >> thank you for responding, because i know that the public has really asked us to hurry this process up. so, i had the same concerns as commissioner mccarthy, that not only might it affect other aspects of our delivery of service, but it sort of disadvantages people who may not be able to afford doing a premium. so, i just would like to go on record saying i would rather that we actually increase effective service for everybody. and then if we find that there is a need for expedition beyond that, that we do it because it sounds to me like five days was expedited services compared to what we did. so, it might be unnecessary if we really focus our attention on providing delivery of faster service to everybody. >> that's what we're doing. we're really trying to figure out how to do that given the volume that we receive [inaudible]. >> exactly. it may be hard to draw a line as to who we can expedite and who we cannot. >> commissioner lee. >> i share the same point of view. i mean, i would hate to think that multi-million doll
. i'm sure the process with the arbitrator will take longer. >> commissioner walker? >> we have continued this sort of numerous times. i feel like i personally would look to some sort of permanent time frame. so, i mean, i know we have to hear from the public on this before we really discuss it, so, maybe we should [inaudible]. >> comment? >> andreas becker for the record. i'm the representative for james t. wong, the owner of the downhill residents at 17 37 12th avenue. and i'd just like to confirm what ms. sarkesian just said and join her request for a continuance. i agree that a permanent timeline may need to be established, but the two parties are in agreement that we're making progress and i just wanted to support her request. >> is there any further public comment? the commissioners can deliberate. >> i would actually like to make a motion that we uphold the order of abatement and hold it as the consideration is moving forward so we can give maybe a 90 days to do the permit and, you know, six months to do the -- considering that we are entering a rainy season, allow for th
see here, and commissioner walker is kind of pointing them to me here, we have a lot of the groundwork done with respect to the language and so on which i would imagine talking to people in the past, that was the difficult part putting all that language together, getting this all agreed on. and so i do believe based on what i'm reading, we can touch base on this as we get further into t we are in agreement with most of the language we have. we obviously with the job description, like commissioner lee is saying, probably need to give it some thought and add in there what we think is missing on that last go around, particularly with what we're looking for from our new director. with regard to the search firm, i'd like to take the model that we took -- commissioner walker took the last time, is get directive from the commission, put together a qualified firm and from that pick -- >> approved firm. >> qualified approved firm. >> they're already approved by hr for doing searches for us. >> yes. and short list that, bring it back to the commission, and process there. with my goal to do this
walker to talk about the lasting impact of the novel "the color purple." it was published in june of 1982. she appeared at george maison university. here's the twenty minute interview on booktv. for thirty years this book has been in bookstores the winner of the pulitzer prize, the national book award. the author is alice walker, the name of the book "the color purple." she joins us at george maison university. thirty years. what are you thoughts about the color purple being around for thirty years. >> it seems so recent in many ways. >> what do you think about it staying power? >> i think it's very real -- relevant to people's lives they get a lot of now richment and self-sense out of it. it's very good for me that it's staying around. >> thirty anniversary. what is the campus doing? >> well, there is a large celebration of literacy and of learning from books called fall for the book. and i think it will be many wonderful writers talking about how they write, why we write, and communicating with the students and with the people, the townspeople and other people who come to hear us. >> an
have had the pleasure for working for many years for seat 3. and william walker as well and i don't know which seat that would be. but you have nominated seats 4 and -- >> you know what why don't i put miss garcia on seat 8 with youth and families. i think mr. walker as a student at city college would be better suited for seat 4. >> i will do david mauroff for seat 3 and mr. walker for mr. seat 4. so we do have two more seats. supervisor farrell? >> given that i wasn't here last week i would defer to my colleagues. i was impressed by those who came out and spoke today and thank you. and mr. mauroff, i'm glad to see has been mentioned, but i am happy to defer to my colleagues for seat 2, i think mr. rita evans would be great for the bart riders' interest, especially someone riding [pwa-rlt/] everyday to the east bay and i think you would be very well-suited to that see the. which only leaves one remaining see the, seat 1. >> again, i think any of these individuals would do a great job for see seat 1 and it's hard to choose, but i will say nicole agbayani for see the 1. >> w
invading britain. this young pilot, lt. william walker, survived and died this week, at age 99. he was the oldest surviving battle of britain pilot. >> it was a beautiful day to fly. i was never let down. >> they preserved some of the aircraft of the era. the commanding officer here visited william walker on his 99th birthday. >> they came straight after school. their bravery was just phenomenal. and they knew the odds of them surviving were very, very low, and yet, time after time, day after day, they got back in the aircraft and threw themselves back as the enemy. >> william walker flew one of these, and what he and his fellow pilots achieved was extraordinary. during the battle of britain, they frugally were involved in air to air combat, pulling such tight twists and turns that they nearly blacked out because of the force of gravity pushing against their bodies. >> behind each name, a story lies of bravery in southern skies. >> william walker wrote poetry about the battle of britain to help younger generations remember what happened. many expressed their gratitude to him. he wa
-- wisconsin's new governor, a son of alec named scott walker. >>> wisconsin is open for business! >>> i've known scott walker, the governor of wisconsin for the better part of 20 years and scott is a classic career politician, and i don't say that in a negative way. >>> journalist and wisconsinite john nichols has tracked scott walker's career since the 90s, when walker was a state legislator and an alec member. >> and in 2010 he ran not presenting himself as an alec alumni or as an ally of big corporations or big business people outside the state. he ran a very down-home campaign. >> this is my lunch. i pack a brown bag each day so i can save some money to spend on the more important things in life like sending my kids to college. >> nichols says that despite the folksy image, in the years leading up to walker's 2010 campaign, he had become a master political fundraiser. >> and he began to forge incredibly close ties with a lot of corporate interests that he had first been introduced to in alec, individuals and groups like the koch brothers. >> david and charles koch, the billionaire b
is dead. but now daddy walks free after just 90 days behind bars. district court judge douglas walker, i'm calling you out. >>> cops arrive on the scene after it is reported a tiny baby is not breathing. they said the little girl had rolled off the bed, declared dead. authorities become suspicious after noticing that he can you'll laters in daddy's story. this tiny infant's death was no accident. it was manslaughter. slamming her so hard into a bed, it caused brain trauma. got just 90 days to has not down what some are calling a mere slap on the wrist. what caused the legal system to hand down such a seemingly light sentence to a father who even admitted to killing his baby girl. >> tonight, live,co texas. forget a cup of coffee to wake you up first thing in the morning. how about raw chicken? apparently used coat exand tampons, filthy graffiti all over your home and lawn. the alleged everybody thatty perp, a 41-year-old mother at walmart loading up for that night's evil doing. >>> neighbors say it started with two group of middle school students, toilet papered each other's houses. >> t
steve no, trustee rodrigo santos, trustee lawrence wong, student trustee william walker, we'd also like to introduce former trustees rodel rodis, allen wong, and i think peter finnican was also going to join us this evening. introduce our interim chancellor, dr. pamela fisher, our former chancellor, dr. don griffin, former chancellor dr. phillip day, and mr. mendehem, president of the citizen's bond foundation committee. >> (inaudible) mr. walker newman, and miss jacqueline liu and city of san francisco would like to recognize the honorable mayor of san francisco, the honorable david chiu, chairman of the board of supervisors. >> he's also our district 3 supervisor. >> the honorable menea cohen, the honorable ciel ping, commissioner cecilia chung, may woo, eileen lee riley and mr. carezza, san francisco unified school district. >> we'd like to recognize our guest from the consulate, education councilor from the people's republic of china, mr. bernhard able, consulate of germany, the honorable nagesh naharabi, india, the honorable dennis garrison, consul of lithuania, consul of madaga
weaver go first then we'll have veronica garcia, and then mr. walker. thank you. >>> good afternoon, supervisors. my name is dan weaver and i am applying for one of the open seats that i qualify for on the balboa citizen's advisory committee. my city experience in terms of working with city government includes my current role at the mta citizen's advisory committee where i'm the vice-chair and also the chair of the engineering maintenance committee. i have served in the past couple of years ago as chair of the san francisco utility undergrounding task force and we succeeded in issuing a report. i've been involved for a number of years in the ocean avenue revitalization and involved in the development of the better neighborhoods plan around the balboa park bart station and ocean avenue. i'm a board member of the, probably the only property in the station area that has any nongovernment attachments to it, which is the historic geneva [speaker not understood] and power house which we're seeking to restore and occupy as a cultural center and were discussed -- that role is discussed in t
about the dog walkers? >>> yes, the dog walkers. i am a professional dog walker, dog care, i do other things, pet sitting, boarding as well. and i just felt that i had no place to have my voice heard. the local dog organizations ban businesses that have other people working for them to join the organization. so, sf dog pro dog, echo dog, i haven't been able to be a member of. i'm active in marin where i don't live. and i really would like to have a voice within the dog community. i studied economics. i've taken many dog behavior classes with the spca with the humane society, and i've worked one on one with many dog trainers here locally. i've also taken courses with dog tech and company called pet tech. i'm very interested in dog care and in the dog community. i hope to be present for this position. >> thank you. >>> okay, thank you. >> we next have zachary marks and then susanna russo. >>> hello, supervisors. thank you for having me here today for this appointment hearing. let me introduce myself real quickly. my name is zach marks, i'm aes are department of san francisco. i used to
area in the downtown area, they have walking times where walkers can come from all directions, traffic is not moving, then traffic making right and left turns and no walkers. intersections are huge; when there is a green light, it takes most of the time for walkers to get by; traffic has little time to get through. i forget which street, church crosses market, there is a right turn, green arrow only for that; makes a lot more sensethe traffic goes in the pendant of the traffic going up on marketfinally, the people there may be the least impact. always good to be that way. we need to look at that. in terms of this particular pd &a it is adequate but i will have comments on the project itself. >> commissioners there is a motion on the floor for upholding the preliminary mitigated negative declaration denying the appeal. (voting) the motion passes unanimously. commissioners you are now item 11 a and b. case 2012.0110c and b, 2175 market st., commissioners considering the request for use authorization. considering the request with a variance. >> good afternoon michael smith
walker? >> here. >> commissioner melgar is excused. and we have a quorum. and the next item is number 2, president's announcements. >> madam secretary, if i may, i just want to do some housekeeping here. i'd like to, if it's no objections, to move items 2 and 3 down to after 9:00 there because we have a full calendar. we'll go straight to item 4, please. if there's no objection, i'd like to do that. >> okay. commissioners are okay with that? >> yeah. >> okay. >> call item 4. >> item 4, item 4, discussion regarding disability access including training and certification for additional certified access specialist inspectors. >> good morning, commissioners. my name is tom [speaker not understood]. i'm a building inspector. i'm recently a cat certified, recently passed the cat certification. i came to speak to the commission about any questions you have about the cat certification and what the department is doing. presently there are two cat certified inspectors at staff at the department of building inspection. that exceeds the minimum number of one that was required by the state law that c
,000 people. new orleans took a direct hit. residents lost their homes. one school o. perry walker high lost its instruments. a nonprofit association of jazz fans in japan immediately sent funds and in doing so help revive the spirit of a city with a rich jazz history. fast forward six years to march 2011. this time musicians in japan's northeast are struck by disaster. the tsunam pummelled the port and taking away the instruments of the city jazz band. they swing dolphins couldn't swing anymore. a month after the disaster the dolphins were back on stage and playing new instruments most of them donated thanks to the efforts of jazz musicians in new orleans. the o. perry walker high school band never forgot the help they received after katrina. they organized congress serts to raise money for their japanese friends. >> i was in the sam predicament five, six years ago and it gives us the opportunity to help them like they helped us. >> many of us lost our instruments. we were able to play again. i was so excited. >> reporter: these young people relate to one another through music and through t
with couples and dog walkers. both have a significant force. a refreshing retreat from urban life. the romantic past that meander up and down the park under pines and eucalyptus. hang out in this environment and you might see butterflies it, fennel, and then the lines. -- dandelions. is ada accessible. public transit is plentiful. we have conquered the steps, we have watched the dogs, and we have enjoyed a beautiful view. this is a place to take someone special on a romantic stroll and enjoyed a beautiful look out. welcome to corona heights located in the heart of this district. it offers a view of the downtown skyline, the bay bridge, and the east bay. it is one of the best kept secrets in the city. it is hardly ever crowded. on any given day, you will run into a few locals. , bought a 37 bus to get there without any parking worries. for legged friends can run freely. there is also a patch of grass for the small box. >> it is a great place. it is a wonderful place to have these kinds of parks. that dog owners appreciate it. >> take time to notice of the wildfires that are on the grassland and
. >> and next we will hear mr. walker. if you would like to speak today. and are there any other applicants that were not listed? okay. oh, i'm sawyer, i thought you were not here today. >>> i'm not alex. i'm henry [speaker not understood]. >> great. so, henry, we'll hear you right after william. >>> good afternoon, chair and supervisors. my name is william walker and thank you for hearing my application today at the rules committee. i'm the student trustee at city college of san francisco and i'm a native of district 8. i now live in district 11, just one block from balboa park bart station on lewis burk street. i participated on the facilities review committee as a member of the participatory governance process at city college of san francisco. so, the building that now faces [speaker not understood] as a part of a committee that worked on the plans, actually look at how we could link the pedestrian linkages between city college and our transportation including balboa park, k line, the phelan loop area where the 49 terminates and the 8x. i also worked for five years at the los angeles cou
. >> commissioner mccarthy? >> yes. >> commissioner mccray? >> yes. >> and commissioner walker? >> yes. >> that motion carries unanimously. item f, rehearing request, case no. 6 757, 130 bueler street, [speaker not understood], san francisco, california. [speaker not understood] 67 57 previously addressed by the abatement appeals board on june 20th, 2012. >> again, this is 130, 132 bueler street. it came up and it was already heard one time. there was a granting of the order of abatement, so forth. the property owner was given a time frame to complete the work. the property owner has now requested to rehear the abatement appeals again, but in the meantime has requested a delay due to the holidays, requested a delay for this hearing due to the holidays. it was put in writing and it was approved already. by mr. sweeney. >> commissioner mar? >> did she move? >> getting any permits or apply for any permits or anything? >> she has not applied for any permits. >> i have a question for counsel. does the rehearing request stay our action? >> i believe it does. >> and there is a deadline for re
and walkers raised nearly $4 million for breast cancer research and education program. >> for two walkers from new jersey, the walk got off to a rocky start after being target by thieves. lauren demarco explained. >> reporter: 1600 walkers descend on d.c. for the susan g. komen three day for the cure. they have a big support system including the beloved tutu brothers. >> close to home. all right. looking good. >> ken and christian caulker travel to busy intersections along the route helping to stop traffic and providing much appreciated moral support. >> watch your step. >> we need them. >> the best part of this. yes. >> the caulkers rely on bicycles to navigate the route. but when they arrived at opening ceremonies friday morning, they got out of the car and realized their bikes had been stolen. >> we went to reach up and the bikes are gone. i guess we just thought we saw them and just went on. so it was a shock. >> someone grabbed the bikes right off the roof the car while it was packed overnight at the holiday inn express in hyattsville. the hoe till says security cameras caught the thieves
, scott walker and colorado's democratic governor, john hickenlooper. analysis on what will tip the scales in this historically tight presidential race. from our roundtable, from msnbc, rachel maddow. "new york times" columnist, david brooks. "washington post" columnist, ej dionne. former ceo of hewlett-packard, now vice chair of the national republican senatorial committee, carly fiorina. and our political director and chief white house correspondent, chuck todd. >>> good morning, on this sunday, as if it weren't enough to have an incredibly tight race, we now have inclement weather that is bearing down on the east coast. hurricane sandy, a super storm as described this could affect more than 50 million people along the east coast. we've got all of this covered, including the political ramifications of the storm, in the coming days as we are just nine days to go until the election. i want to go live first to asbury park on the new jersey shore where nbc's al roker will take us through the latest. g including, al, what you were talking about yesterday, which is we could see the aftereffect
covered. what about the drinking thing? that's diageo, the giant liquor brands including johnnie walker, j & b, smirnoff, kettle one. bailey's. two-fisted drinker. irish cream guinness, captain morgan. jose cuervo. my cat's name. and tanqueray gin. of all the major liquor companies, diageo is the least exposure to europe. 21% of the business and the most exposure to emerging markets accounting for 40% of the sales. this company figured it out. including china. diageo is the number one international spirits company in latin america and africa. by 2015 they should make up more than 50%. this is the alcohol stock to own. up 30% this year. i think it rallies even more before 2012 is over. this is a master of branding. it owns 7 of the top 20 global liquor brands. each product category, it has created a whole spectrum of products, shelf space grabbers running from good to better to best. think about johnny walker. don't want to spend much? you can always buy johnnie walker red. even though it sits at the only intersection between diageo and sherwin-williams because it goes down like paint thinn
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